This award was established in 1997 in memory of Thomas V. N. Ballantine, MD.
During his tenure at Penn State College of Medicine, he was not only an accomplished pediatric surgeon, but also an ardent supporter of the arts and humanities. He was a beloved faculty member who enthusiastically gave his time and energy to the pursuit of medical student education.
This award is given annually in the form of a grant to support medical student work in the arts. This work need not be related to or address the fields of medicine or science, and it may encompass any of the areas of visual arts, performance, or literary composition. Grants will be awarded to cover the costs of materials and professional services incurred in the production of selected projects.
All projects must have a public component, and priority will be given to those with relevance to or impact upon Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center community. Presentation of these projects should include a statement that this work was underwritten, in part, by The Ballantine Award.
Applications will be judged by The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine, which reserves the right to make no awards if no suitable applications are received.
Reimbursement will be made upon the submission of receipts for an amount equal to or less than that of the award. Upon completion of their project, award recipients will be required to make a presentation of their work to the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine board members.
Applications should be no longer than two pages and should both describe the project and articulate its community focus. Applicants should also include a proposed budget. Priority will be given to those projects with the greatest relevance to or impact upon Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and surrounding community.
Proposals must be emailed to Dr. Danny George at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15 each year; all proposals will be evaluated by the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine.